Alvaro Arias Echeverria is the Partner in charge of Iberia and Latin America and the Co-Head of the Global Private Equity and Venture Capital Practice at Pedersen & Partners. Mr. Arias Echeverria brings over 15 years of Executive Search experience, having successfully completed Executive Search assignments across Europe and Latin America with a particular focus on Retail, Industry and Energy, Private Equity, Financial Services, Healthcare, Telecoms and IT. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Arias Echeverria held senior positions as a Partner and member of the International Executive Committee of Neumann International and Principal at Egon Zehnder International. Earlier in his career, he was Senior Manager at AT Kearney, founder with other IESE professors of Global Business and Finance - a financial services boutique - and Professor at IESE Business School where he founded its International Finance Research Centre (CIF) in Barcelona and Madrid.
Mr. Arias Echeverria graduated as an Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He holds an MBA from IESE Business School and has completed the Doctoral Program in Corporate Governance from the City University Business School in London. He speaks native Spanish, fluent English and conversational Portuguese.